|My hip and knee won't allow me to grab the pole in the right spot|
1. My fear. Of falling and of failing. Right now, my own head is the biggest thing holding me back. Literally. I need to throw that thing backwards and just let my body follow.
2. I need to get stronger. Ellen suggested pilates to help strengthen those abs so I am doing that two mornings a week.
3. I need to get more flexible. My hips and knees always seem to be in the wrong places. I am back into my amazing yoga class 2-3 times per week, as well as doing some morning exercises each day.
So, here is a video of Janet attempting to get me to helicopter backwards. I kept grabbing the pole with my toes. Eventually I did make it kinda backwards and kinda 'coptered. It's a work in progress. I mean, that's the point, right?
I think this will be my move to measure my progress for now. She did get me into a straighter leg version but I just can't yet get my hips up over my head to let my head and body drop back far enough. You can see that below. Again: Work in progress.
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Thank you to Janet for being so patient with me! I may be your most challenging student ever!